Sermon on keep the fire burning

5 things that keep the fire burning

Have you ever wondered how to keep the flame of your faith burning brightly? In our journey as believers, certain practices are like fuel that sustains and intensifies the fire within us. Today, let's explore five essential things that keep the fire of our faith burning, drawing inspiration from the Scriptures.

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I. Awakening the Gift of God (2 Timothy 1:6) 

In 2 Timothy 1:6, Paul encourages Timothy to fan into flame the gift of God. Our journey in faith begins with a divine spark—a gift from God. To keep the fire burning, we must intentionally nurture and awaken this gift within us. This involves recognizing and utilizing the unique abilities and callings God has placed in our lives.

II. Be Filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18) 

Ephesians 5:18 implores us to be filled with the Spirit. The fire of our faith is sustained and kindled by the Holy Spirit. It's an ongoing, intentional surrender to God's Spirit, allowing His presence to permeate every aspect of our lives. When we are filled with the Spirit, the fire of God's love, joy, and power continues to burn brightly within us.

III. Constant Prayer keeps the fire burning (1 Thessalonians 5:17) 

Paul, in 1 Thessalonians 5:17, encourages us to pray without ceasing. Prayer is the oxygen that fuels the flames of our faith. Through constant communication with God, our spirits stay connected to the source of all life. In prayer, we find strength, guidance, and the refreshing presence of God that keeps the fire burning, even in the midst of life's challenges.

IV. The Word of God as Fuel (Jeremiah 23:29)  

Jeremiah 23:29 compares God's Word to fire. Just as fire consumes and transforms, the Word of God fuels the fire of our faith. Regular engagement with Scripture ignites a passion for God's truth and His promises. It is through the Word that we gain insights, understanding, and the spiritual nourishment required to sustain the burning flame within us.

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V. Praise keeps the fire burning (Hebrews 13:15) 

Hebrews 13:15 teaches us that through Jesus, we offer a sacrifice of praise. Praise is a powerful element that keeps the fire of our faith ablaze. When we intentionally express gratitude and adoration to God, we stoke the flames of worship within our hearts. Praise is not just an external expression; it is a spiritual discipline that connects us intimately with God, ensuring that the fire of our love for Him continues to burn brightly.

Sermon on keep the fire burning


As we reflect on these five practices, let us commit to nurturing the fire of our faith. Whether it's awakening the gifts within us, being filled with the Spirit, maintaining a posture of constant prayer, immersing ourselves in God's Word, or offering the sacrifice of praise, these practices ensure that our faith remains vibrant and aflame. May the fire within us illuminate our journey and draw others to the warmth of God's love.

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